Based on tanker tracking data, a tanker carrying Iranian fuel has passed through Gibraltar heading towards Latin America, according to media.
In line with the White House’s anti-Iran policies, US National Security Adviser John Bolton has called for preventing a recently-released Iranian supertanker from delivering its cargo to Turkey.
Iran's Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi said the release of Iran-operated supertanker, Adrian Darya 1, is not enough and aggressors need to pay compensation to Iran.
A senior Iranian lawmaker said that Iran-operated oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 was released as the result of Revolutionary diplomacy based on resistance.
The Iranian supertanker Adrian Darya 1 (formerly known as Grace 1) has set sail from Gibraltar, 45 days after being illegally seized by British naval forces in the international waters.
Commander of the Iranian Army's Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced on Sunday that Iran is not intended to escort Grace 1 but if need it is ready to safeguard the oil tanker to Iranian territorial waters.
The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released.
Mojtaba Zonnour, chairman of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, slammed the UK’s illegal seizure of an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar, saying the act of “piracy” will receive a definite answer.
An Iranian lawmaker said that during the next week, the Parliament will decide on an appropriate response to the illegal measure of the United Kingdom in seizing the supertanker carrying Iranian oil.
Gibraltar police have reportedly released all four crew members of the Iranian Grace 1 tanker on bail without charge after the supertanker was illegally seized by British marines last week.